Difficutly Walking in Older Adults Articles

  • Expert Advice: How to Choose a Mobility Aid for a Senior

    The wrong mobility aid can negatively affect a senior’s stability, cause posture problems and even result in pain. These devices come in all shapes and sizes, so selecting the right one and achieving a proper fit requires a professional’s expertise.

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  • Encouraging a Senior with Limited Mobility to Get Outside

    Fresh air and a change in a senior’s surroundings can do more than help diminish boredom and complacency. People who spend a few minutes outside daily are less likely to have health problems and more likely to remain active.

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  • Knee Replacement Surgery: A Personal Story

    A personal story about knee replacement surgery, the rehabilitation process, and the decision to have the other knee done.

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  • What to Expect After a Hip Replacement

    You've found a surgeon you trust, scheduled the procedure, and figured out which senior rehabilitation center your loved one will be staying in, but are you prepared for what comes after the surgery?

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  • Signs a Senior Needs Help at Home

    Your aging parents think they can still take care of themselves, but, if you’re noticing any of these red flags, it is time to consider hiring in-home care.

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  • Do All Seniors Need Rehabilitation After a Hip Injury?

    A broken hip, hip injury or hip replacement in the elderly can be very painful and problematic. Both occupational therapy and physical therapy services will likely be necessary to reduce pain, maximize mobility and improve quality of life.

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  • The Forward Lean

    An odd occurrence during an evening walk caused me to jump to a conclusion about the potential source of my cognitive impairment.

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  • Tips for Common Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

    The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can be frustrating and disruptive to activities of daily living. Explore these tips for motion and exercise as a key technique for managing movement issues.

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  • Shoe Wedges Reduce Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

    Using wedges in shoes may not only reduce pain in the knees while walking, it may also slow the progression of knee osteoarthritis.

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  • What is Parkinson's Disease?

    Parkinson's disease overview, covering signs and symptoms of this progressive neurological disorder.

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